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    OFFICIAL PROVISIONAL RESULTS BROADCAST BY CONGOLESE RADIO ON WEDNESDAY SHOW THAT THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE CONGO HAS BEEN APPROVED BY 92 PER CENT OF THE VOTERS.

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    REFERENDUM POSTER AT KISANGANI POLLING CENTRE; PEOPLE QUEUE TO POLL; VOTERS, MALE AND FEMALE, PLACE VOTES IN BOX.




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    Background: OFFICIAL PROVISIONAL RESULTS BROADCAST BY CONGOLESE RADIO ON WEDNESDAY SHOW THAT THE NEW CONSTITUTION FOR THE CONGO HAS BEEN APPROVED BY 92 PER CENT OF THE VOTERS. THE NATIONWIDE VOTING REFERENDUM BEGAN ON JUNE 4, VOTING IN THE KISANGANI REGION BEING TYPICAL OF THAT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY -- A UNANIMOUS AND ENTHUSIASTIC 'YES'.

    DETAILED AND FINAL RESULTS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFERENDUM WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 24, WHEN THE CONSTITUTION WILL OFFICIALLY PROPOSED BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU.

    IN KISANGANI, THREE-QUARTERS OF THE ELECTORATE WERE SIMBAS ASSEMBLED FROM THE BUSH-COUNTRY. THE CONSTITUTION WAS APPROVED BY MORE THAN 90 PER CENT OF VOTERS IN EVERY LOCALITY EXCEPT KINSHASA ITSELF, WHERE 19 PER CENT VOTED AGAINST IT. THE BIGGEST PERCENTAGE OF NEGATIVE VOTES WERE REGISTERED IN SONGOLOLO WITH 49 PER CENT.

    THE CONSTITUTION PROVIDES FOR A PRESIDENTIAL REGIME, A SINGLE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBER, AND FOR NO MORE THAN TWO POLITICAL PARTIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA137QSM3ZGTXSRO4I0J1O7IID9
    Media URN:
    VLVA137QSM3ZGTXSRO4I0J1O7IID9
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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